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    43 Cleaning Products To Help Tackle The Grossest Of Tasks

    No amount of dirt, grime, or crustiness is a match for the power of these magical, crud-busting products.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A bottle of stain-and-odor eliminator that you should always have on hand in case your massive four-legged friend leaves a massive mess on the carpet.

    The spray is chlorine-free, color-safe, and safe to use around children and pets. You can use it on carpets, floors, furniture, clothing, litter boxes, kennels – literally anywhere your pet has an accident!

    Promising review: "We have three large dogs, and our house is constantly either full of fur, dog toys, mysterious puddles, vomit from yesterday's trash excavation, or your bi-monthly bout of explosive diarrhea. If you're hesitant on the price, which I was at first, your desperation to remove your carpet of brown and yellow spots will be rewarded by giving this a try. When I tell you this stuff is MAGIC IN A BOTTLE, I'm not exaggerating. Vomit, urine, diarrhea, butt juice. I know what you're thinking...'What the hell kinda dogs do they own?!' R & R got all of it out of the carpet. I'll say it again...MAGIC IN A BOTTLE. $20 for magic? Do it. We will never buy another product again for as long as we both shall live. Or at least as long as we have carpet." —Benjamin Poon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    2. A pumice stone toilet bowl scrubber so you can finally say goodbye to any hard water rings, calcium buildup, iron and rust that you thought would just be in your toilet...forever.

    Promising review: "I have very hard water that leaves hard water buildup and nasty stains. It’s embarrassing to have guests over because the toilets are so gross! I have tried so many products and cleaning solution — from natural essential oils to harsh chemicals so strong I was light headed for the rest of the day. Well I tried out this pumice stone after reading about it in a BuzzFeed article, and honestly the hype is real! It does take some elbow grease, but the after picture is from only 20 minutes of scrubbing, light enough that I didn’t break a sweat! The stone does get used up, but I think this one should last me a couple of years at least. So if you have embarrassing toilets, try this!" —Stephanie Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    3. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets for anyone who can't remember the last time they actually cleaned their water bottle with anything other than, well, water. Also, if you find a used mug that's been sitting out for a few days that has a ~questionable~ substance now caked in it, these cleaning tablets will restore the mug to its former glory.

    These tablets are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and environmentally safe.

    Promising review: "At work we have stainless-steel coffee pots with a plastic top that no one cleans and they are often left on for hours at a time. The bottoms got very gross and someone tried to clean them with hot water and soap, but not much happened. I bought these, added hot water and two tablets (since they are bigger than a water bottle) and let the pots sit over night. So much came off with no scrubbing! I then soaked again for about another hour with two more and almost all of the grime was gone. I did scrub just a tiny bit to get all the stains out with a brush I had and you can see the difference between the before and after! They are almost like new! I did this on two pots and we were all amazed by the results. Ordering more so that we can clean regularly since it’s so easy!" —Heather

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    4. This hard-working oven scrub cleaner because it's time for that burnt cheese that's been stuck to the bottom of your oven since 2019 to finally go away.

    Cleaning Studio / Etsy

    This oven scrub is made out of 100% plant- and mineral-derived ingredients. To clean your oven, apply the scrub over the oven surface including the interior glass, scrub with a metallic or scouring sponge, then use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe the surface.

    Cleaning Studio is a small business based in Fairfield, Connecticut that specializes in natural cleaning products and microfiber cloths.

    Promising review: "This is the first time in my 50+ years that I have actually enjoyed cleaning my oven. And no, I am not joking! This product is effective, easy to work with, smells amazing, AND I only used a tiny amount of product!!! I don't think I could imagine a way to improve this product. Highly, highly recommend it!!! Well worth any wait." —Diane Coury

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $19.99+ (available in plastic or glass jars).

    5. A hairbrush cleaning tool designed to get every last bit of dust and hair out of your bristles. No one wants to run all that gunk over their hair when brushing it!!

    The pointed end of the tool is ideal for picking out tangles, the stiff bristles work great at removing dust and dirt, and the bristles at the bottom end of the tool can give your hairbrush a deep clean.

    Promising review: "When I bought this I was really skeptical. I am grossed out by my hairbrush and clean it all the time. I've soaked it in vinegar and tea tree oil, used a toothbrush, scrubbed it with shampoo, picked it clean by hand — everything you can think of. Still, it's so hard to get the little lint that forms at the base of the brush — they don't dissolve off and you have to pick them off the bristles one by one because a toothbrush won't even break them up. This thing works amazingly. I don't know why, it just does — the particular texture of the bristles on this really grabs everything. It scraped the little lint rings right off and now my brush is cleaner, 10 times as fast." —HeartsofHavoc

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    6. A garbage disposal cleaner to use if there's a funky smell coming from down your sink and you'd like to clear that up ASAP. Just shove one of the packets down there, turn on your disposal, and watch in amazement as the cleaner foams up and chomps away all the grunge.,

    When using, make sure to put the entire packet down the drain aka don't open it! The packet is made out of biodegradable material.

    Promising review: "We purchased a house in August 2019 and I've noticed that the garage disposal wasn't smelling great. Kept forgetting to do something about it until recently. I purchased these because they seemed to be a good value. I followed the easy directions and was not prepared for the amount of gunk the blue foam pushed out of both sinks. It was gross! After the blue foam died down, I cleaned my sinks and they smelled much better. Almost wanted to do it again, but I'll wait a bit. Highly recommended!" —Sissy39

    Get them from Amazon for $9.90+ (available in multiple quantities).

    7. A bottle of mold and mildew remover spray so powerful, it could lift the filth from an old abandoned house. Or that one suspiciously stained corner of your shower.

    Promising review: "I bought this RMR spray with low expectations, even with the good reviews. I sprayed a small patch in the evening and let it sit overnight. The next morning, the grout where I had sprayed was as white as if it were brand new. I decided to spray the entire wall and part of the roof. The next day everything I sprayed had no visible mold. By the third night, I was pretty much spraying everything left in the shower. This stuff is amazing." —John Werner

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $26.99.

    8. Or this powerful mold and mildew remover gel for all the detail cleaning in your shower. Apply the concentrated formula in the corners and grooves of your shower as well as along the caulking, leave on for six to eight hours, and then be amazed at how sparkly white your shower now looks.

    a split reviewer before and after image of the grout looking dirty on the left, and clean on the right

    Promising review: "I only write reviews when I’m thoroughly satisfied with a product or really irritated. With this product, I’m very happy! I applied it this morning and by noon you could see the difference. The caulking around the tub is so white just like I just resealed it. I’ve tried other bleaching products like Kaboom and Clorox with less than similar outcomes. The biggest difference was the mold spots behind our shower products. Those have been an eyesore for so long and now they’re gone. My only regret is I didn’t do a 'before' and 'after' photo." —CButin

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $25.99.

    9. A box of extra-large dog poop bags because even the thought of my hand accidentally getting dirty while picking up my dog's mess is enough to send a shiver down my spine. Thankfully, these strong and thick bags make picking up dog poop as pleasant as possible., Amazon

    Promising review: "I have gone through several poop bags that claim it's big but end up with less than large bags. For those of you that know what it feels like to only pick up a part of the poop, this is the bag for you! It's gross when you have a smaller bag and you have to flip it after picking up the poop and find out that you don't have enough bag to get it flipped over... ughhh. This bag is great because it's big enough for my 90+ lb dog and I can even pick up at multiple poop sites using the same bag." —The Kims

    Get a pack of 225 bags from Amazon for $11.99 (available in lavender scented or unscented).

    10. A pack of AirPod cleaners if your beloved AirPods start sounding not as crisp and clear as the day you got them. It might be that earwax, dust, and debris is clogging them up and reducing the sound quality, and this cleaner can solve that problem in a few seconds!

    Blue square with lots of ear wax on it that was removed from an AirPod speaker

    Promising review: "I never usually write reviews but this is an exception. I've had my AirPods for over a year and when the sound quality was diminishing, I was afraid they had a short life expectancy and I would need to get a new pair! Even after using cotton buds to clean the AirPods out, I thought that was enough until my friend said there's stuff built up and hard to see, but there was nothing able to get it out! Enter this product — it literally took five minutes to clean each earbud effectively and instantly the sound quality was as good as new! Loud, clear, less trouble connecting to my phone, etc. I really suggest giving this product. You don't need a full square to clean them, so you can pull a piece off or reuse a square with a side you haven't used! SO happy I found a solution!" —Amazon Customer

    Get 24 from Amazon for $16.99.

    11. A whirlpool tub jet cleaner — you might not even be aware of the crud that's built up in your jets until you use this and watch the water turn brown. 🤢,

    Promising review: "OK I was considering just closing off the jets in my tub because I never could get the 'gunk' out. It had never been cleaned before really from the inside. This stuff is AWESOME. I did two runs since I'd never done it before. The first run really did it and the second got just a little more out, but wow. So impressed! I can use my jets again!" —Angela B

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (one bottle does four rinses).

    12. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets so you can, at long last, eliminate that heinous smell that comes out of your dishwasher whenever you open it. This will get it back to smelling as fresh as the day you moved in.

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and dishes just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener was no longer doing its job so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine per the instructions and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully every month, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.98.

    13. An Angry Mama microwave cleaner to finally get rid of all those food splashes that are covering your microwave right now and making it look like a Jackson Pollock painting. Using this simple gadget is 10 times easier than scrubbing the gross, dried food yourself.

    To use, remove the head, add water, and vinegar, then microwave for about seven minutes. It softens the food particles so you wipe them away easily. You can also add a squeeze of lemon juice to the water/vinegar mixture to freshen up and get rid of the microwave odors that build up.

    Promising review: "Used this for the first time today — it works! I didn’t see a plume of steam as I anticipated, but nonetheless, it broke up all the grease and speckles left in the microwave and afterwards it all wiped away with ease. I did as recommended on the box and added a little vinegar and lemon to the water. I think this made a solid difference and this will be a household staple for our microwave cleaning." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three colors).

    14. A bottle of allergen spray that removes up to 93% of common allergens that live on surfaces and in the air. You probably don't even want to think about cockroach allergens floating around your house, and thanks to this spray, you won't have to anymore!

    reviewer photo of an allergen spray bottle sitting on a table

    The bottle comes with the hypoallergenic mineral ingredients, and you just have to add water and shake. Spray both in the air and on hard and soft surfaces like walls, bedding, and couches.

    Allergy Asthma Clean is a family-owned small business that developed this spray to help indoor allergy sufferers get back to their lives.

    Promising review: "My husband is deathly allergic to cats. When an attack hits he can sneeze 30 times. I keep certain parts of the house closed off to prevent cat danger from lingering and making him miserable. However I have found this spray very effective at controlling and inactivating pet dander. Although I have wood floors, I vacuum then spray the allergen spray everywhere. In the air, on furniture, in closets. A little goes a long way. After treating the house my husband has no reaction. I’ve not noticed the spray to have much of a smell, it has not stained my furniture or clothing." —Karen

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 and get two refill packets for $19.99.

    15. A portable Bissell SpotBot that will make you feel like you have your own personal cleaning robot. Basically all you have to do is place it over a nasty stain, turn it on, and sit back and relax as you watch it do its magic.

    This portable carpet cleaner will spray, brush, and suction up any stain, no adult supervision needed. It also comes with a hose and tool attachment if you'd prefer a more hands-on cleaning session.

    Promising review: "I have two cats (ages 16 and 8), one dog, a 5-year-old kid, and several other dogs on occasion (I pet sit and board dogs). I have needed to rent a carpet cleaner at least twice a year since I can remember. No longer! The SpotBot has revolutionized cleaning in our household. It is ridiculously easy and fast! The best part is that I barely have to touch anything gross anymore. I always pick up the larger chunks first, but I let the SpotBot do the rest and all I have to do is follow it up with a good dump and rinse. A single spot takes less than five minutes to clean depending on the setting used and your competency (again, super easy to set up and use). I've had good experience on the stairs and the upholstery using the wand as well." —Rainbow Chicken

    Get it from Amazon for $185.39.

    16. Cleaning pods to use in your Keurig coffee machine if you notice your morning cup is starting to taste a bit stale and weird lately. Coffee residue and oil can build up within the machine and cause some serious ~grossness~, so just use this nontoxic, plant-based cleaning pod like you would a regular K-Cup, and you'll be back in business.

    You'll definitely want to do this if you notice your morning cup is starting to taste a bit stale and weird lately, but make sure to use these on a regular basis to keep bacteria and mold at bay.

    Promising review: "I give10 stars!! Pictures are worth 1,000 words, folks. I haven’t cleaned my Keurig in years ...yes it’s nasty but I guess I never really thought about it. As you can see from start to finish.. the water was BLACK in the beginning, now it is CLEAR! I can’t wait to clean my Keurig every week (it’s too easy not to do it) plus I'll enjoy tomorrow’s cup of joe. Amazing product. Easy to use. No smell. I already bought two more boxes." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $12.58.

    17. Or a box of coffee machine-cleaning powder if you have a traditional coffee machine and want to blast away all that hidden build up to get a fresher batch of coffee in the morning.

    A customer's clean coffee pot after using the product

    Promising review: "This worked great for our coffee maker. The picture on the left (above) is the first batch of water, including the packet of cleaner. The second was already much cleaner and the third and fourth batches of water were completely clear. Our coffee tastes much less bitter now." —Amazon Customer

    Get three packets from Amazon for $8.66+ (available in two sizes).

    18. This magical carpet cleaner for those intense spills and stains you thought there was no coming back from. It's a much better solution than placing a piece of furniture over the stain and forgetting about it!

    reviewer's stairs with red food stains completely removed from a carpet and walls

    Don't worry — that's just ketchup in the photo!

    Promising review: "It’s a miracle in a bottle. My German shepherd mix decided to pull a black fountain pen out of my purse and chew it to pieces on my beige carpet while I was sleeping — this cleaner lifted the stain and now it’s like the devastation my dog caused never happened! As soon as I saw it lifting the ink, I got back on Amazon and bought more bottles. I will never let myself run out of this. I use it in my Bissell carpet cleaner for some crazy good cleaning power. I’ve become that weird lady who goes around singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets." —L. Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.18.

    19. A paw cleaner if you have a very active pup who is always tracking in dirt and mud and getting your floors and carpet dirty. To use, add water, dunk their paw in, and the gentle silicone bristles remove all the crud.

    Promising review: "I have four dogs in NYC. I have to wash their feet after every walk because the streets are so filthy. It would take me about 10 to 15 minutes to clean their paws with a spray bottle and towel. Now, it takes about five minutes. And the towel doesn’t end up filthy. The dirt gets caught in the cup. Plus the dogs seem to like it. The silicone bristles must feel good. A huge thumbs-up!" –Sandra

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes and four colors).

    20. A water pressure cleaner to blast all the dirt, algae, and built-up sediment off your deck. You'll find it so satisfying to see the wood literally change color before your eyes.

    Promising review: "I love you little electric pressure washer! Oh let me count the ways...I honestly can't say enough good things about this little guy. Our deck was in serious need of a wash. I really liked the idea of a small electric pressure washer mainly for the ease of maneuverability but was unsure if it really had the power to get the job done. Oh man, let me tell you this thing is fantastic! Once I got started I couldn't stop. I was washing everything in sight. Deck, fire pit, stepping stones, planters, outside rug.....I was unstoppable! I was a filthy mess from the thighs down because of all the muck flying everywhere but I didn't care, I was happy as a lark." —Larry Crouch

    Get it from Amazon for $145.99+ (available in three colors).

    21. A mattress vacuum designed to suck up all the dust, mites, and dead skin cells that are ~embedded~ within your mattress. Using this might even help your allergies!

    Promising review: "Judging from the stuff in the filter on our first appears that it really is getting all the micro-dust from our sofa cushions. I am amazed at all of the crud in the filter. First time, be prepared to clean the filter after only a few passes. In the past I have used a regular vacuum attachment and also used a damp cloth to freshen the cushions. Wow! This works so much better. My sinus congestion is at an all time low. Have not used it on our mattress yet, can only imagine! Am very happy with this machine. Yes, it could be a half pound or so lighter, but I will not complain." —SuZee

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99.

    22. Or a bottle of OxiClean to treat stains on top of your mattress. Whether you're hoping to get out urine, vomit, or blood (listen — things happen!), just mix the OxiClean with water, put it on the stain, and start scrubbing.

    Promising review: "I've seen the commercials for years and thought it was another gimmick. Our dog has been bringing in mud and jumping on our bed right after. Washing with detergent alone didn't remove the stains very well. I washed it with some of this stuff and all of it came out. I couldn't see where the stains previously were. Needless to say, I started doing a bunch of loads of white clothes to get them all whiter!" —Kristy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    23. A weekly shower spray if you want to embrace the lazy way of cleaning. Just spray this over your shower floor and walls (no need to scrub!) and all the soap scum and general grime will head down the drain when you rinse.

    A dirty shower before using the product / A clean shower after using the product

    Promising review: "We cannot BEGIN to tell you what a lifesaver this is! We have two old fiberglass tubs with vinyl shower enclosures that no matter what amount of scrubbing we have done with everything from bleach to cleanser to vinegar and baking soda would NOT come clean. After I took my shower last night, I sprayed down the tub and walls. Within minutes, all the built-up water deposits and dirt and grime began to melt away in front of my eyes. I left it on overnight, and when I got up this morning, it did not look like the same tub and shower. This product is a godsend, especially for old folks like us who have difficulty getting down on our hands and knees and scrubbing anything. More importantly, it performs as advertised. This is truly an overnight sensation!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89.

    24. A pet ear cleaner that safely and gently eliminates dirt, debris, and built-up wax so your dog can stop pawing at their ears all the time.

    Promising review: "I have a golden who has ear issues, so much that a few years ago he had to have surgery on his ear because of a hematoma. And of course all the trips to the vet for treatment over the years for yeast and infections have added up. Tried diet changes and other products. This ear cleaner is the best of all. And I noticed after a month of using it every three to four days that his ears are staying much cleaner. I usually don't write recommendations, but this is a good product for chronic ear problems." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    25. An effective grill cleaner if your usual strategy for cleaning your grill is just to....forget about it until next summer. Take advantage of your grill's downtime this winter by using this cleaner to blast away all the burnt-on food and debris.

    Promising review: "I tried six different products before trying this one and by far, this is the best one of all. I am the type of person who prefers cleaning the grill immediately after grilling. It loosens the debris off the grates easily and comes off easily. I like easy practical cleaning without the need to spend much time scrubbing. Try it, you will not regret it." —Fmcasado

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.95.

    26. A self-cleaning litter box so you don't have to bend down and scoop up everything your cat leaves behind. It'll also keep the room you have the litter box in smelling so much nicer.

    reviewer photo showing their cat sitting atop the self-cleaning litter box

    Each litter box comes with a pre-portioned package of litter that you pour into the tray. After the tray's sensor detects that your cat has left the box, it will clean the tray in 5, 10, or 20 minutes, depending on which setting you choose. When the tray is full, you can remove it and dispose of it.

    Promising review: "This is a really great idea for busy people such as myself. I love cats, but not their litter box. This one is really odor free and does all the dirty work. You will love it. I recommend it to all cat lovers It is a time-saver as well." —Coco

    Get it from Amazon for $149.95+ (available in three styles and two colors).

    27. An all-natural scour paste formulated to deep clean any sealed surface and remove any caked-on gunk from your shower. Just apply a tablespoon amount on a cloth and start scrubbing!

    Danielle Healy / BuzzFeed

    Humble Suds is a Denver, Colorado-based small business that makes natural, safe, effective, plant-based cleaning products.

    Here's what my colleague Danielle Healy had to say about this scouring paste: "I recently moved into a new apartment, so lately I've been cleaning A LOT. Shortly after moving in, my partner and I went to store something on the top of the kitchen cabinets only to find them caked in a thick layer of grime 🤢. After going at it with regular multipurpose cleaner (with little success) we broke out the scour paste as a last-ditch effort and OH BOY did this miracle product deliver (pics above). If it can handle that grossness, it's going to have no problem with day-to-day messes like soap scum and burnt-on food. Plus, it smells delightful and comes in minimal, low-waste packaging!"

    Get it from Humble Suds on Etsy for $14.95+ (available in two sizes).

    28. A stainless steel cleaner if you notice your sink has started to look even grosser than those days-old dishes you left in it. This will make all those strange streaks and smudges disappear so your sink will quite literally shimmer and shine.

    reviewer before-and-after photo showing their stainless steel sink looking brand new after using stainless steel cleaner

    It also comes with a microfiber cleaning cloth!

    Promising review: "This product nothing short of A MIRACLE. I’ve professionally cleaned and done environmental health a long time and this is by far one of the BEST stainless steel cleaners/polishes I’ve ever used. My husband and I just had to update all of our appliances and I love the convenience of stainless steel but was not looking forward to dealing with the constant fingerprints... since it normally NEVER looks good unless being cleaned constantly throughout the day...I have been able to even on our fridge go FIVE whole days before having to clean because it keeps the fingerprints down that well! Not just on the refrigerator either... my dishwasher, my stove top/oven, and my microwave! Not to mention the scent is DIVINE, leaves such a clean fragrance not chemically smelly at all. LOVE THIS STUFF!!" —Jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    29. A rechargeable Shark cordless hard floor vacuum/mop to get your floors glistening in record time. Use the vacuum function to suck up big pieces of dirt, hair, and dust, and then you can switch right to spraying and mopping for a sparkling clean result.


    It even has a headlight so you can see what you're doing even in dark corners. It comes with disposable pads for cleaning on hard surfaces

    Promising review: "I live in a house with all hardwood floors/tile and I get sick of sweeping and mopping. I’ve now used this on my whole house and I LOVE it! The suction is awesome, all those little crevices that dirt always stick in comes clean with the suction power. The spray mop is awesome and the cleaner leaves your floor clean and shiny. I quickly vacuum a spot and then go back and mop it. It takes half the time as before. And then throwing away that gross pad at the end is very rewarding. Five stars from me!" —Rebecca R

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available with different quantities of mopper pads).

    30. A FURemover Broom capable of lifting up so much pet hair (and human hair!) you didn't even know was trapped within your carpet. You'll unearth huge fur balls that your vacuum has been missing, which means your carpet will stay looking good as new for way longer.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This sucker is magic. I bought mine three years ago and it still works. I use it to scrape up the dog hair that gets embedded in my living room rug. (We have two basset hounds who are constantly shedding.) The vacuum gets a lot of it, but even after I run the vacuum I can drag this broom over the rug and drag up entire piles of dirt and fur that were missed. It's also great on my kitchen tile. We have a dog door in our kitchen, so our two bassets are always dragging in dirt and making messes. This works better than a broom because it works like a squeegee — nothing gets caught in the broom fibers, and it can clean up damp/wet messes as well." —yetanotherstephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    And read one BuzzFeed Shopping editor's full review of the FURemover Broom for more.

    31. A rust stain-removing powder for those mysterious orange stains in your shower or tub (hint: it's from your super hard water) that just won't go away no matter how much you scrub.

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough great things about this product. We just purchased a home that has a well with very high iron content in the water. I tried everything to remove the stains from our three toilets but nothing worked. I found this product online and immediately went to Amazon. The results blew me away. I didn't have to scrub at all. I let it sit in the tank for several hours and the results floored me!" —Toni Huitt

    Get it from Amazon for $9.43+ (available in multiple sizes).

    32. A vacuum hose attachment that'll suck up all the dust, lint and debris that's deep within your dryer. Just attach the 2.5-foot tube onto your vacuum, angle it into your lint trap, and you'll be so shocked at how much stuff comes out of there!,

    Promising review: "Honestly, we are speechless! We are excellent about cleaning the lint trap after every load of clothes. We even clean the lint vent outside. But nothing could have prepared us for the amount of lint and gunk trapped in the vent tubing! How we have never had a fire, we have no idea. We vacuumed forever all the way up the vent tube, which we could have in no way done without this item. The suction power was unbelievable! We could not believe how bad the tubing was clogged. Just look at the picture. We removed about 3/4 of a kitchen garbage bag size of lint and gunk! It was amazing and embarrassing! It’s SO inexpensive, but it could literally save you from a house fire! Anyway, just buy it. Excellent value! You won’t be sorry!" —Brian Mattix/Elizabeth Bodnam

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in six colors).

    33. An earwax removal kit if you're having a hard time hearing because of all the tough, dried wax building up in your ear. Will you be shocked at how much comes out? Probably. Will you be able to hear so much better? Absolutely!

    Promising review: "After messing around with a cotton swab in my left ear (never do this), I managed to fully block all hearing in it. I ran around like a headless chicken for about 24 hours because the pressure in the ear was so intense. One treatment of Debrox and the blockage immediately subsided. Trick is to let it sit in the ear for at least five minutes. Drain the ear, wait another five minutes, then irrigate with the bulb and warm water, never cold. Seldom does a remedy work as advertised; this one does!" —Chazmax1

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98 (available in multiple quantities).

    34. A nonabrasive, bleach-free cleaning and polishing powder so you can pretend like that cooking disaster you had the other night never really happened. Goodbye, burn marks from that overflowing pot of spaghetti!

    Reviewer showing before-and-after results of using Bar Keeper's Friend

    It'll remove rust, tarnish, stains, and mineral deposits from stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper alloys, fiberglass, Corian, brass, bronze, chrome, and aluminum.

    Promising review: "I bought this after seeing numerous recommendations, and after years of searing and occasionally burning things in my stainless pans, it was time to try to bring them to a better state. Not only did this easily scrub off the latest culinary leavings, it scrubbed off the years of buildup of oil, fat, cooking spray and whatever else that have been continually baked on in the oven, stove and dishwasher. A little powder, a dash of water, a quick, light scrub,'s gone? How is that possible? What's in this stuff? I do not know, I do not care. After scrubbing my enamel stove top in a fraction of the time with no scratches and better results, I became thoroughly convinced the contents of BKF is not of this realm. It's magic." —Bulb

    Get it from Amazon for $7.35+ (available in multiple quantities).

    35. A bottle of all-natural stain remover if you've given up on that T-shirt that's had an oil stain on it for a month now. Just spray this hypoallergenic cleaner on the stain, throw it in the washing machine, and it'll come out looking brand new.

    on the left, a stained baby onesie and text reading "before". On the right, the same onesie without stains and text reading "after"

    Promising review: "This is the holy grail of spot removers! It’s beyond amazing. I have been able to save shirts that I thought were ruined. Stains that looked permanent and were even set in the dryer still came out. My son’s white chef jacket had barbecue stains, ketchup, and whatnot on it — it took several applications but looks white again. This spot remover is a keeper, I have bought bottles for both of my grown kids cause it’s so darn good." —Linda Fairchild

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in multiple sizes). 

    Check out our full Puracy Natural Stain Remover review.

    36. Or these stain-removing tablets for white clothes that now have turned...a completely different color. Throw this in with a regular load and all those stains will vanish.

    The Fizz Whizz / Etsy

    The Fizz Whiz is a small business based in Brandon, Florida.

    Promising review: "Washed my clothes and they came out very clean. I put my sneakers in the wash and they were very gross. They came out so clean that they almost looked new. Will buy again, and recommend." —Daniel Law

    Get them from The Fizz Whiz on Etsy for $12+ (available in two styles).

    37. A jar of the TikTok-famous Pink Stuff, capable of blasting away set-in rust stains in your kitchen sink, burnt-on food in your oven, and dark scuffs on your wall. It's harder to find something this miracle cleaning paste can't do!,

    Promising review: "I added before and after photos of my filthy oven so you all would know this stuff is the real deal and worth it. I like that it didn't have a strong odor and it didn't use much effort at all to clean my oven. You can really see it removing the burnt-on grease after a few circular motions." —DNICEANDFAM

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    38. A tear stain remover that gently removes mucus, crust, and goo that tends to accumulate around your dog's eyes. It'll also help keep the discoloring around their eyes at bay.

    Promising review: "My cockapoo had tearstaining as a pup, but as an adult, he just gets that goop in the corner of his inner eyes. Sometimes I don’t catch the goop fast enough and it hardens in his muzzle. Even when I do, the goop is slimy and difficult to remove, even with dog wipes. This tool is a miracle! Small, lightweight, and a good value for the price. Just one comb-through and I got the sticky wet goop. A few more comb-throughs and I found eye gunk that was buried in his muzzle. Most importantly, this comb removed the debris without causing any discomfort to my pooch. In fact, he seemed to enjoy it! Just look at the pictures." —Joanna

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.95.

    39. A drill brush kit to scrub off even the most caked-on stains and soap scum on your shower door, tiles, and floor. Have an old, nasty stain in your tub that you can't stand looking at anymore? This baby will take it right out.

    Promising review: "If I could give it 10 stars I would. If you have a tile shower that is the bane of your existence like need these! They clean what no human hands can in half the time. Still hard work to use but way better then the old fashioned way!" —jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.70+ (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra stiff bristles).

    40. A drain clog remover if you've been standing in a few inches of water every time you shower and should really get around to unclogging your drain. This works just as well as a professional plumber (without the expensive bill you get afterward).,

    Promising review: "When I pulled the orange plastic spiked strip from the package, I was immediately skeptical and felt like all those 5-star reviews were from people who exist in an alternate universe. I was tempted to initiate a return on Amazon but decided that I might as well gamble on a piece of $9 plastic before gambling $200 on a plumber. I slipped the plastic strip down my shower drain and literally FIVE SECONDS LATER I was pulling up gobs and gobs and gobs of hair. HOLY COW!!!!!!!! OHMYGOSH. I can't believe I still have any hair left on my head. SO MUCH REPULSIVE GUNK!!!! I saved my prize hairball on the shower floor to show my husband because I knew he would be as skeptical as I was. We both agree it looks like a small raccoon or a large squirrel lying helplessly on my shower floor. It's a grisly, messy, smelly and oh-so-rewarding job." —Chocolate and Chips

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.88.

    41. A denture cleaner because no matter how much you brush your retainer at night, it still can get discolored and retain odor from wearing through the night. Drop one of these fizzing tablets in water, let it dissolve, and then place your Invisalign, retainers, dentures, or night guards to soak all day. They'll look good as new by nighttime!

    Promising review: "I really loved this product. I am currently waiting for a new Invisalign set. My old Invisalign needed to be cleaned. I read the reviews and decided to purchase. OMG it worked! There was a fresh taste and they were clean. I wished I had found this product sooner. I did let them soak overnight only because I had been wearing them for the last four months. Nothing happened to Invisalign; there was no weakness or anything. Just very clean and fresh. If I could have given the product 10 stars I would have." —Lisa R.

    Get 120 tablets from Amazon for $19.81.

    42. A cleaning gel to finally remove all the crumbs that collect in your keyboard from you eating your lunch (and many snacks) at your desk every day.

    Promising review: "I purchased this product to clean those little spaces in my car filled with random crumbs from my husband and dog hair and it works amazing. Picked up everything and didn’t leave a residue. The lemon scent was faint and didn’t overpower the vehicle while I was cleaning it. But this definitely got in all the little nooks and crannies." —Kimberly

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    43. A tonsil stone remover because you're sick and tired of finding tonsil stones in your mouth and want to get rid of them for good (they often cause real bad breath anyway!) This tool kit comes with a LED light to help you find the stone and a syringe to thoroughly clean the pocket that your tonsil stone was previously in.


    Promising review: "Gets the job done! It's not super fancy or anything special, but I have to say having tried other things — cotton buds, a toothbrush, etc. — this is the ONLY thing that worked. Not only that, but it's also pretty comfortable for the most part. Cotton buds, toothpicks, and toothbrushes were very irritating to the back of my throat but this thing was much better and did not trigger gag reflex for me. I highly recommend if you chronic tonsil stones like I do!" —Bobo The Cat

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98 (available in two colors).

    Now here's a GIF of a corgi to cleanse your soul after you've seen all those gross images:

    Westminster Kennel Club

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